Sunday, January 29, 2006

Site news 01/29/2006

Well between work and a bad cold, I have had much time to work on the site. I have done some searching and found some really good site and will post them when I have more time.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Site news 01/24/2006

Didn't get around to making some changes I had planned. I was hoping to create a seperate links page for Club, Societies, and Associations, and have it up for tonight, but I got sidetracked reading about meta tags.

I did find a really interesting site for "The SEE Project" which is for visually impaired astronomy students. I need to read up more about it and will be posting that link shortly.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Site updates 01/22/06

Changed the Astonomy Magazine link to the plural Astronomy Magazines and created a new page listing 8 magazine sites. You can see what magazines I added by clicking on new link.

I wish I had done more, but at least I am making progress.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Site updates 01-18-06

I added links for JPL and the Keck Observatory I set the fonts back to what they were previously, so they could be read easier and I also modified the headlines. Hopefully these changes work out.

I really need to start learning HTML and stop relying on the wysiwyg HTML editor, so I can better manage this site.

Well that's it for tonight.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Thoughts for the day: 01-16-06

Well I didn't get a chance to put anything up on the site, and I'm too tired to stay up and do it, so I'll add the links later.

I'm going to sperate the links off into specific groups so the homepage isn't so cluttered. I'll also move the story about the cats to it's own section. I have to get these terms down. I guess I should refer to them as folders/directories and files.

If you are wondering about the gray background, I found that it for someone like me who has floaters really bad, a gray or neutral background makes the text much easier to read than a stark white background.

Well, I'm too tired to think of anything else, so that's it for now.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Site updates 01-15-06

Well I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to, but I added a couple more links today:

Astronomy Magazine and Universe Today

I made the font smaller to fit more onto the home page. I have concerns about doing this because people with vision impairments may have trouble reading the site.

Some of the links I hope to add in the near future will be for sites or news articles about visually impaired astronomers. This is of interest to me, since I have both occular hypertension (gluacoma) and Type 2 diabetes, and while I don't have any problems yet, it is a concern for me and I am interested how visually impaired people pursue their interest in astronomy.

I also added a comment about the use of the HTML code - target="black" which will open a new page or tab when a link is opened. Some pop-up blockers may prevent this. If you are reading this and are having trouble, move your cursor to the link then right click and select the option to open in a new page or tab (for Firefox users)

I am also going to look into how to make this site functionable for text based browser users.

If you have any thoughts or comments, please let me know.

Friday, January 13, 2006

First Night

This is the first night for the Cloudy Midnights blog. There really isn't much to say since I have am just getting started with the site and only tonight set up a link to this blog on the main page.

For those of you who are interested, Cloudy Midnights is a web site for both climatically challenged and/or visually impaired people interested in astronomy. As I find more resources and as my web development skills improve, the site will grow and improve.

It is my hope that this site will help people pursue their interest in astronomy. This site is also named after my two cats, Cloudy and Midnight who died recently. I am dedicating this site not only to them, but to everyone interested in astronomy.

Well that's it for now.